Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > GT-series Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:04 PM
LeMansX5's Avatar
Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: X5world
Posts: 20,257
LeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura aboutLeMansX5 has a spectacular aura about
2008 BMW V5 spyshots

BMW calls it RFK (Room functional concept) or R-class competition

Known by BMW's development team as "Space Travel" the RFK is BMW's interpretation of what a space functional concept vehicle should be.

According to a BMW source, "The RFK will be a sleek fastback coupe-like vehicle although it will not be as spacious or plain as the R-Klasse (which is aimed at the US). The RFK will appeal to the continental European. It will drive like a car, handle like a car and have the same weight distribution as a car".



As of now the RFK will feature a petrol twin-turbo engine from the forthcoming 335i, a twin-turbo diesel from 535d, a new twin-turbo V8 petrol with 450 bhp and a V8 diesel with 380 bhp. A Hydrogen powered no-emission vehicle will also follow later as will probably a V12. Dynamic Drive will enter its next phase which will include a new axle design developed especially for excellent driving characteristics in such a vehicle.



BMW intends to release two RFK's in intervals each based on different size platforms. Seen here in the photos looking more like a WWII German tank is the first engineering prototype test mule using the 7 Series platform. The second RFK will use an extended 5 Series Touring platform. Along with full integration of iDrive apart from major functions the RFK will also spearhead iDrive functions that will download into the ignition key from home or office terminals so all settings are stored for each driver of the car. This includes vehicle settings, seat position, routes, drive preparation and music. The RFK built-in technology will also signal the forthcoming 7 Series in 2008. Also undecided is the exact nomenclature for the RFK but it has been quietly referred to as the V Series (i.e. X5, Z4) with emphasis on "versatility".



While other manufacturers are looking at super wagons BMW calculates this would be commercial suicide. BMW will unveil the RFK as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as they want to show that they are not developing a "van". The car should be ready for launch in 2008.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:22 PM
Rob_'s Avatar
BMW Geek Squad
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mid-West
Posts: 906
Rob_ is on a distinguished road
Forget about the RFK...I want the test mule with a set of Bimmer Spinners!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:22 PM
Chris F.'s Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,617
Chris F. is on a distinguished road
Sweet! I want the tank thing!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Chris F.'s Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,617
Chris F. is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob_
Forget about the RFK...I want the test mule with a set of Bimmer Spinners!
Damn Rob you beat me to the test mule!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:27 PM
Rob_'s Avatar
BMW Geek Squad
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mid-West
Posts: 906
Rob_ is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris F.
Damn Rob you beat me to the test mule!
By seconds.......
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
ricky.agrawal's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sugarland (Houston) Texas
Posts: 774
ricky.agrawal is on a distinguished road
Think of all the chicks you'd get with that tank!
__________________
2005 LS430 || 2006 LX470
My Computer Helps Save Lives
admin @ mbworld.org
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2006, 01:59 AM
China Man's Avatar
I give you best price ... 34.50
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On an airplane
Posts: 2,126
China Man is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris F.
Sweet! I want the tank thing!
ah I'd love one of those tank things as well
too bad it doesn't have adaptive xenons like the facelifted 7's, otherwise there would be lines out the door
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-14-2006, 05:36 AM
Bavarian's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,146
Bavarian is on a distinguished road
This V5 crossover thing marks the beginning of the end for BMW as a small high-end company manufacturing high-performance sedans.

Now they're a jack-of-all-trades.
__________________
2008 ML320 CDI | Iridium Silver | Black ARTICO Leather | Premium Package (H/K Logic7, Parktronic, Rear Heated Seats, Rear Power Hatch, DVD Nav, 10-way Front Seats w/ Memory) | Backup Camera | Aluminum Running Boards | 4500K MTEC Low-beam HID | 30% Metallic Tint | Boomerang2 Recovery System | Weathertech Front Floorliners | Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Winter Tires
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-14-2006, 06:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SF/LA/SD :)
Posts: 1,180
crosvs is on a distinguished road


in the past year or so, i've gradually felt my heart transition from BMW to Mercedes ... not because Mercedes are *NOT* a jack of all trades, but because they are a BETTER jack of all trades.

SL55 AMG, CLS55 AMG, hell, even S55 AMG ... not to mention the forthcoming -63 AMG models. 'nuff said.
__________________
MARC/CROSVS | UCLA Bruin, B.A. Econ, Aug 2004 | J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, May 2008 -- MEMBER: California State Bar, December 4, 2008

2005 BMW 645 Cabrio | Black Sapphire Metallic, Ti trim | 6AT | fully loaded sans HUD

2000 Ford Mustang V6 | laser red on tan | 5-spd | track-prepped
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-15-2006, 01:02 AM
number7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: dsm, ia.
Posts: 20
number7 is on a distinguished road


i'd buy it right now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.